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From Riemann to Differential Geometry and Relativity

  • Lizhen Ji
  • Athanase Papadopoulos
  • Sumio Yamada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Athanase Papadopoulos
    Pages 1-94
  3. Mathematics and Physics

  4. Philosophy

  5. Some Recent Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Norbert A’Campo, Vincent Alberge, Elena Frenkel
      Pages 389-411
    3. Victor Pambuccian, Horst Struve, Rolf Struve
      Pages 413-455
    4. Toshikazu Sunada
      Pages 457-479
    5. Jacques Franchi
      Pages 481-511

About this book


This book explores the work of Bernhard Riemann and its impact on mathematics, philosophy and physics. It features contributions from a range of fields, historical expositions, and selected research articles that were motivated by Riemann’s ideas and demonstrate their timelessness. The editors are convinced of the tremendous value of going into Riemann’s work in depth, investigating his original ideas, integrating them into a broader perspective, and establishing ties with modern science and philosophy. Accordingly, the contributors to this volume are mathematicians, physicists, philosophers and historians of science. The book offers a unique resource for students and researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics and philosophy, historians of science, and more generally to a wide range of readers interested in the history of ideas.


01-02, 01A55, 01A67, 26A42, 30-03, 33C05, 00A30 Riemann surfaces differential geometry relativity foundations of mathematics theta functions abelian functions history of geometry history of topology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lizhen Ji
    • 1
  • Athanase Papadopoulos
    • 2
  • Sumio Yamada
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.University of Strasbourg, CNRSInstitut de Recherche Mathématique AvancéeStrasbourg CedexFrance
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsGakushuin UniversityTokyoJapan

About the editors

Lizhen Ji is a specialist in geometry and the author and editor of numerous books and articles. He currently teaches at Michigan and at several universities in China, and serves as an editor for several journals.
Athanase Papadopoulos is the author/editor of 100 papers and over 20 books on mathematics and the history of mathematics. Directeur de Recherche at the CNRS, he has also been a visiting scholar at several universities and research centers (Princeton, MPI Bonn, ESI Vienna, CUNY New York, USC Los Angeles, etc.). 
Sumio Yamada has worked extensively in the US and Japan (Tohoku in Sendai, followed by Gakushuin in Tokyo). He is the author of several research articles. 

Lizhen Ji, A. Papadopoulos and S. Yamada have engaged in several fruitful scientific collaborations.

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